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About Max Gill and Grill

Specializing in the freshest seafood and raw bar along with the finest spit roasted and grilled cuisine, Max Gill and Grill serves really great liquids amid praiseworthy food. Check out our website at www.MaxGillandGrill.com for all updates

1052 S. Gaylord St
Denver, CO 80209
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm (Brunch); 2pm-4pm (Lunch)
Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm (Brunch); 2pm-4pm (Lunch)

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm (Bar opens @ 3pm for Happy Hour)

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm (3pm for Happy Hour)

Bar Open Nightly Until 2am

Cross Street:
Mississippi

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 722-7456

Website:
http://www.maxgillandgrill.com/

Parking Details:
Free Valet available Tuesday thru Saturday in middle of block 5pm - close. Street Parking Available Always

Public Transit:
RTD Bus Stop at the corner of Gaylord & Mississippi...Just a half block from Max Gill & Grill

Executive Chef:
Rafael Najera

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Party Room Available, Holds up to 75 people with private bar area.

Max Gill and Grill Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Fun (20)
Good for a Date (16)
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Casual (16)
Special Occasion (12)
Cozy (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Live Sports (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Business Meals (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was good as always. Service was very disappointing. Young man was totally overwhelmed and out of his element. Very busy and he was obviously not trained well and/or not suited to be a server.
Manager came over and apologized. They took 50% off the bill so they acknowledged the unfortunate experience. Just not the birthday celebration we had hoped for.
Food has always been excellent and will return.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall everything was great. We made it for the tail end of happy hour and made use of their happy hour food and drink specials. The lobster flatbread, mussels and clams were all very good. My dad and I shared a lobster roll which was delicious, and my dad is hard to impress but he loved the lobster roll. Uncle enjoyed the wings, the lobster macaroni and cheese was well enjoyed by the friend that ordered it, and even the shrimp etoufee and fish tacos was a hit. This place is a long term favorite of mine that I’ll continue to return to

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Went on a Wednesday night and it was pretty busy (wings special). We ordered the crab dip appetizer and weren't too thrilled. Needed something else to eat with the dip (chips?) but the flavor was not all that great so wouldn't recommend it. Ordered the chicken/lobster and it was tasty along with the risotto. Date ordered a tilapia special that was drowning in crab sauce. Service was slow, server had to come back to get our drink order because he forgot it and didn't write it down. He wrote it down when he came back though. They packaged up my leftovers but did not put my leftover risotto in the box! I mentioned this to the server and he brought me a small container of it. We ordered a cold dessert, which took a long time to get and then a bit longer to even get our check. We had not been here in a long time but it'll be a while before we go back. Plenty of other places with better service/experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good service and good food. Get a fireside table for warmth and ambiance. Lots of seafood options. Casual atmosphere. Good beers on tap, too although we selected from the wine list, which had many good selections at honest prices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

WAITRESS TRIED TO SEAT US IN A TINY TABLE SQUEEZED IN NEXT TO THE FIREPLACE. I COULDNT FIT THERE. WE ENDED UP AT A 6 PERSON BOOTH NEXT TO THE BAR. WAY TO BIG. ILL ASK FOR A LARGER TABLE NEXT TIME SO THE WAIT STAFF DOESNT GET SCREWED SERVING 2 AT A 6 TABLE.. EVERYTHING WAS VERY NICE.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

What a great restaurant! It’s New Years Eve, the ambience was perfect and the service was excellent. Our waiter Josh had an awesome sense of humor and made great meal suggestions. The food was outstanding the girls had surf and turf, my son had the shrimp and seafood linguine and I had the Colorado lamb! Great meal, great location and outstanding service!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This restaurant is under new ownership but the food was still the same! Love the surf and turf. Lots of food and awesome atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and service was great.

Tags: Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food. Great service

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience, fabulous food and the service was exceptional! We'll be back soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have loved this restaurant for some time now. For the money it cannot be beat and the food is always delicious. Great specials and oysters!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fish was overcooked and service was very slow. I would not recommend.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our waiter was the best. I believe his name was Josh and he was so accomodating. He did mention he has worked there for a while and I can see why. Our first order of oysters came out smelling strongly with a fishy smell. He was great. Spoke to the manager and had us a new order of different delicious oysters in no time at all. We have eaten here many times and will be back again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I've gone to Max's (and Hemingway's) for years. This visit was disappointing. The calamari was inedible...cold and mushy. Fish tacos were just okay. We were in the back and a very loud company party was going on right behind us. With so many great new restaurants in Denver, it will be tough to go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I would have given a higher rating but the service wasn't the best. Our drink order was not correct and our food wasn't all delivered at the same time. Some people didn't get their meal until 10 minutes after others.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Fabulous food! Had a great date with my husband. LOVED my Mac n cheese with lobster and crab. Great choice for fresh seafood.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great friendly and quick service. Happy hour Oysters a real bargain and delicious. Everything else so far also good, but mostly eat oysters and appetizers so can't comment on entrees YET; but plan to try fish entrees next time. Crab cakes and clams very good, but don't bother with the lobster flat bread--just a small square pizza with very little lobster on it. I highly recommend this restaurant!!

Tags: Live Sports, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a Great dining experience! There were six of us and we kept ordering at different times and our server Joseph did an outstanding job! We love this place! Great food, service, ambiance, and value!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We have never been disappointed eating at Max's, whether it was just my wife and I, or with children and grandchildren. The waitstaff have always made us feel very comfortable and provided outstanding service. The food has always been very tasty, and affordable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Business Meals, Organic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

We live close by but had never stopped in to try this place, and now I am glad that we made the trip. I loved the ambiance and feel of the restaurant, it was cozy and chic at the same time. A bonus to what really matters, the food was delicious. I got the fish special and my boyfriend got a steak. Both of us were more than happy with the portions we received and the yumminess of the food. We will be going back for sure. One last rave: the happy hour goes to 6:30, which for someone who can never make the usual 6:00 cut-off at other restaurants is fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We shared a shrimp appetizer...6 lg shrimp for $11...they were fine. My husband had the shrimp ettoufe and he said it was good. I had the ciopino...i was disappointed. 1 clam, 4 little mussels, 4 shrimp, two baby lobster tails, no calamari and one small piece of bread..the broth was actually the liquid from a can of tomatoes...no other seasoning .this was $25.....i have had this dish here before and this was.a real disappointment.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I love this place, so I decided to try wing and whiskey night . Drinks were good
Wings were awful , very over cooked but I still love this place for the seafood and Prime Rib . I will not do wing night again

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food and service were wonderful as always. We have never been disappointed here. My son loves Sundays here because they have a magician. The prime rib is an amazing value!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food is amazingly fresh and have never been disappointed with anything that we order. Service this time wasnt as good as it usually is due to an inattentive waiter who complained about having to use a tablet to check people out at the table and it how it affects his tips, but the service is usually top notch every other time we've been there.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We found this place on Yelp, decided to try it. The service was great, food was excellent and the prices were very reasonable for a seafood restaurant. I would definitely recommend this place for a great value on excellent seafood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Order took 40+ minutes after ordering to come out and the server didn’t keep us abreast of the timing .
We had to ask for the salads and she seem d surprised they hadn’t come out yet.
The server seemed new or just uninformed. We asked if you had sparkling water and she had no idea what that was.
So sad as I’ve loved the restaurant for years and several friends have felt the service and food is suffering.
Hope this helps.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and I have dined at Max Gill and Grill many times before in the past and have enjoyed it very much. The chicken chopped salad has always been very special. Good size portion, corn bread croutons, etc. Not so this time! Small portion, no croutons, not sure the salad had everything mentioned in the menu, nothing special and certainly not worth $16. I had the "large" crab cake sandwich. Here again, small portion, nothing special, and not worth $18. The waitress was very nice. We were very disappointed in the meal and we're not planning on returning very soon.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our favorite place for a steamy bowl of cioppino and crisp pino grigio!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were staying in Denver for a vacation and we so pleased to find Max Gill & Grill on open table. Food and service was excellent. It is a sports bar so some areas were very loud, but the restaurant accommodated is by sitting us in a section so we could have a good conversation with our family.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a great anniversary at Max’s. Our server was fantastic and the food was good. They surprised us with an anniversary dessert, which was an extremely nice touch. We’ve also enjoyed their weekly and happy hour specials.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have been coming here for years and have always loved my meals. However, this time I ordered the $27 scallops and was disappointed. For that price I expect perfectly cooked seafood. What I got was overcooked, quite chewy scallops. My friend also ordered that dish and could not finish them for fear of choking on them. Had there been more than 3 scallops on my plate, I would have sent them back. But I didn't bother.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed .
This time not only was the food excellent, we also sat at the front window and were continuously entertained by the straw witch with the basket of candy and the curious passers by :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

You will think that you are back on the east coast! Warm and nautical, great food, comfortable and not pretentious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had a great first meal at Max Gill and Grill. We had Oysters & King Crab and the Surf & Turf and other than the lobster being slightly overcooked it was fantastic. My 6 year old got a great piece of Salmon w/ some french fries off the kids menu and it was one of the best kid's meals I've seen in terms of quality food. All in all a good find and will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Thank you for the birthday treat. I had the clams which I truly love and we also enjoyed the happy hour oysters. You are very generous Max Gill and Grill.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food, great service, 2nd time i was there and I was pleased. I will be back

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our waitress did not do a good job at explaining the menu. My fiancé and I ordered the calamari grilled and it came out like a steak. My girl friend order the breakfast sandwich and it came out on a hamburger bun and the menu you read a croissant. The manager was super unhelpful and just said that they had ran out of croissants which is why the kitchen used a bun something else our waiter did not tell us.

Overall it was over priced and the food was horrible.

Tags: Live Sports
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great neighborhood gem. Attractive decor and interesting layout with indoor and outdoor spaces.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Nice atmosphere, food was tasty, yet some of the portions of the main fish dishes (salmon and swordfish) were pretty small. By comparison the chicken dish that two members of our party had, was very ample in size and delicious.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Crabby benedict was awesome. Server easily accommodated special requests: no english muffin substituted polenta, another in party wanted toast which was not on the menu. I am excited to go back :-)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Planned a special birthday celebration flying in from Indianapolis because we had a great experience here several years ago. Unfortunately, except for our excellent server Brittany, the experience was less than stellar starting with tiny wobbly table in corner to bad fish / overcooked risotto selection chosen by birthday boy. Mgr. Steven did come over and talk to us, comping 2nd meal, but we were disappointed with this visit. When in Denver again, we will still try Max's again in hopes of a better meal. The ribs are always a good choice.

Tags: Casual
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